Archive for December, 2020

Understanding Sensitive Teeth and Gums

Wednesday, December 30th, 2020
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Sensitive teeth and gums can result in pain when eating cold foods.

If you’ve never experienced sensitive teeth, you may not even realize how much you take your teeth and gums for granted. It’s easy to forget that they’re there when everything is working correctly, but they remind you quickly when pain flares up. Many people experience sensitive teeth or gums, especially to cold and hot foods or beverages. The sensitivity is treatable and preventable with proper oral care from a dentist and an excellent oral health routine that includes brushing and flossing.


The Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings When You Have Braces

Monday, December 21st, 2020
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Regular dental cleanings are especially important while you wear braces.

If you or your child has braces, you probably are already making orthodontist appointments regularly. You may think that because you have frequent orthodontist appointments, those regular dental checkups are not needed. In actuality, there are a few significant reasons why keeping up with your regular dental cleanings is just as important when you have braces. 


When You May Need Orthodontics

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Do you need orthodontics? Read on to find out the conditions that can be helped with braces.

Orthodontics is the helpful branch of dentistry that corrects improperly positioned teeth and jaws. When your teeth are crooked or do not fit together correctly, they become harder to clean and put you at a greater risk for tooth decay and periodontal disease. Teeth placement can also cause more stress on chewing muscles, leading to headaches, TMJ syndrome, and neck and shoulder pain. Imperfect smiles can also hurt your self-confidence significantly. So how do you know when you may need orthodontics? There are a few conditions that will lead your dentist to recommend orthodontic treatment for your teeth. 


Can Dental Implants Last Forever?

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020
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Dental implants can last many years if you care for them as you do your natural teeth.

Dental implants can make a significant difference for those who need them. However, you may ask yourself before receiving dental implants: how long can these last? The truth is that dental implants are designed to look and function like natural teeth. Just like natural teeth, then, you can treat your implants well to help increase their longevity. Read on if you want to learn more about how you can preserve dental implants for many years. 


How Dental Veneers Improve Your Smile

Friday, December 4th, 2020
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Dental veneers can give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

While the health of your teeth is important, your confidence in your smile is equally essential for your everyday comfort and happiness. If you feel self-conscious about crooked teeth or other cosmetic issues, you may be a perfect candidate for dental veneers. Dental veneers, the most popular kind being Lumineers, are a cosmetic treatment specifically made to improve your smile. Veneers are less intensive than braces and help you avoid those pesky wires! If you are curious about what dental veneers can do to improve your smile, read on and then schedule an appointment with your dentist at Affinity Dental.